Skip to main content
Meeting will discuss Glenwood road construction project
Photo of the Week
For the record
Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
Jane Johnson Huhn
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Evavold joins Echo Press staff
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
hires and promotions
on the street
Land of 10,000 boat inspections: County details efforts in battle against invasive species
During the 2017 boating season, 17 watercraft inspectors hired by Douglas County performed close to 10,000 inspections, including two inspections...
December 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
August 3, 2017
L'Homme Dieu to get permanent boat decontamination station
In the fight against aquatic invasive species, the first permanent boat decontamination station will soon be in place at one of the busiest...
August 3, 2017 - 6:14am
March 10, 2017
An AIS battle plan
Dave Rush held up a one liter bottle of water at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. Rush, director of Douglas County Land...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 24, 2017
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering aquatic invasive species training to owners of lake service provider...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 20, 2017
Wanted: Watercraft inspectors
Calling all retirees or anyone else who loves fishing and/or any other watersport and wants to be a promoter of cleaner public waters. Douglas...
January 20, 2017 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
Lake Koronis resident speaks out about Starry Stonewort
Although Kevin Farnum doesn't live in the Douglas County lakes area, he has concerns for the citizens of this community. Or moreover, concerns for the lakes in this area. Farnum, who is from Stearns County, lives in a house on Lake Koronis, the lake now infested with the new aquatic...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am
September 28, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake – Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources last week confirmed new reports of zebra mussels in Lake Andrew and three other Minnesota lakes: Lake Sallie in Becker County, Lac qui Parle in Chippewa, Lac qui...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Lake Andew
Zebra mussels have invaded another Douglas County lake -- Lake Andrew. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed today new reports...
September 22, 2016 - 11:55am
August 10, 2016
Zebra mussel found in Pocket Lake
The Department of Natural Resources confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in Central Minnesota lakes Wednesday, including Pocket Lake in Douglas County. Infested waters signs have been posted at DNR accesses on Pocket Lake, located south of Lake Mary, and on West Battle Lake...
August 10, 2016 - 12:43pm
July 29, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Osakis
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
2015: No new AIS infestations
"The good news is that we didn't have any new infestations in 2015," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. After its first full open-water season on the books, the local aquatic invasive species (AIS) task force is noting the good news, but also quickly...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Invasive species have already won
To the editor: Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, "In Minnesota the invasive species are winning," and "No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 12:04pm
Invasive species have already won
Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, “In Minnesota the invasive species are winning,” and “No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 8:07am
August 17, 2013
DNR asks: 'Are you doing your part to stop spread of AIS on lakes?'
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its...
August 17, 2013 - 10:15am
August 7, 2013
Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary
The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am